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Here's what to expect when you try out the new Gmail

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New Gmail


Here's the window at which you'll stare for years to come.


I spend a lot of time staring into the neatly-stacked, never-ending stream of emails that come through my Gmail account every day. There's a good chance you do, too—the service has more than 1 billion active users. When a service that big gets a redesign, it's a big deal. And today, Gmail got a new look and learned a few new tricks. Here's a look at what you'll get if you opt into the new layout or update the mobile app.

How to get it

This isn't one of those situations where the new design will spring up on you without prompting—at least not yet. If you want to see Gmail's new look, click on the little gear icon for your settings and click "Try the new Gmail." If you have a Gmail account through your job or school, you'll have to wait until an admin allows your organization to update.

For now, you can switch back and forth between the two, but that likely won't be the case forever.

Try the new Gmail


The link will show up under your settings if you can get the update.